Stash the stuff you don’t want company to see. Display the items you want to show off. This 23d x 47w x 18h Coffee Table with maple top doors and shelf can do both! Shown here in Primitive Black and Cherry Pine with Maple Top, there is plenty of room for items inside, on top of and underneath this gorgeous coffee table. Handcrafted in Amish country by accomplished local wood-workers from the finest quality solid wood, this one-of-a-kind piece will look great in your living room. Add it to your Primitive collection and check out the coordinating pieces here at Carriage House Furnishings.
If you’re new to purchasing wood furniture, deciding what to buy can be a daunting challenge. There are so many types of woods and finishes that it may not be clear what type of wood you’re buying. Pine is often used to make furniture, including cabinets and bedroom sets. It can be finished or painted in many different colors
What is Pine?
Solid woods are classified as either hardwoods or softwoods, but the description is based on the tree’s foliage rather than the strength of the wood.
Hardwood trees lose their leaves seasonally. Softwood trees maintain their leaves year-round. Pine is a softwood that’s grown and used worldwide. It is light in color with a prominent grain and has knots that are usually much darker than the rest of the wood. Many woodworkers favor pine because it is easier to work with than hardwoods.
Why Consider Pine?
Pine furniture is less expensive than many other wood pieces. It can be painted, stained or covered with a clear coat of varnish. The wood’s noticeable grain and knots give each piece a unique look. Pine furniture blends well with other woods, allowing the buyer to mix and match pieces. Pine furniture adds coziness to a room, and the wood is ideal for rustic and country decor. On some pieces the woodworking shops will add maple tops to increase the durability of the working surface. A practical application would be coffee tables , kitchen island, buffets and servers.